Society, Politics and Culture: Studies in Early Modern England

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 3, 1988 - History - 485 pages
In a number of related case-studies, this book traces the social political, and cultural factors making for conformity and obedience, and those promoting dissidence and revolt in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England. The essays explore the significance of the concept of honour in forming the mentality of the ruling elites, the role of region, humanism, and law in promoting social and political solidarity, and the influences at work in the changing styles of political action as illustrated by the careers of four magnates.
 

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Contents

Preface
Introduction
1
Ritual drama and social body in the late medieval English
16
A Tudor magnate and the Tudor state Henry fifth earl of Northumberland
48
Change and continuity in the Tudor north Thomas first Lord Wharton
91
The first earl of Cumberland 14931542 and the decline of northern feudalism
148
Two Tudor funerals
176
Obedience and dissent in Henrician England the Lincolnshire rebellion 1536
188
English politics and the concept of honour 14851642
308
Aspects of honour
310
Honour and the state
332
The changing emphasis of honour
375
Conclusion
413
At a crossroads of the political culture the Essex revolt 1601
416
Index
467
Copyright

The concept of order and the Northern Rising 1569
270

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